Gait analysis is a non-invasive diagnostic method for in-depth examination and assessment....
Orthotics or orthotic devices are podiatric medical devices placed into your footwear designed....
Plantar fasciitis is a debilitating condition causing pain under the heel on weight-bearing....
Toenails that tend to grow inwards and dig into the flesh are known as Ingrown Toenail........
Toenails that tend to grow inwards and dig into the flesh are known as ingrown toenails. Pain is often associated with ingrown toenails along with redness and swelling of the surrounding tissues. If left untreated an ingrown toenail can lead to infection.
Causes of ingrown toenails include:
- Poor Gait or foot function
- Poor fitting footwear
- Poor nail cutting technique
Ingrown toenails are best treated early before they progress to a chronic stage.
If caught early treatment is usually fast and effective with immediate relief. The offending nail spike is removed and the area is appropriately dressed. In early cases small infections can often be resolved without the need for antibiotics and a GP visit.
NB. Antibiotics will settle down an ingrown toenail infection but if the offending nail spike is not removed infection will most likely reoccur.
Chronic ingrown toenails may require more in depth treatment and may even require minor surgery. At Camberwell Road Podiatry we can perform simple nail surgery which will cure an ingrown toenail for life.
Fungal Nail Infections
Fungal nail infections occur when a fungus infects the skin under the toenail. This causes the nail plate to take on a discoloured mottled appearance. The nail may also be thickened and difficult to cut. In later stages the nail may become flaky and brittle.
Fungal nail infections are most often seen in adults following trauma of the nail and fungal infection of the feet (tinea).
Treatment is important to prevent the problem spreading to other nails. can reduce and clean the nail plus prescribe a topical anti-fungal solution that is easily applied. Chronic and long standing cases may require oral medication.
Our Melbourne podiatrists can now treat fungal toenails using a brand new treatment ................PACT Nail Fungus Therapy. This latest technology uses photodynamic therapy to destroy the nail fungus and is 100% safe! It can be used to treat mild to severe nail fungus infections without the need for oral medication. For more information on this new treatment please visit our page on PACT Nail Fungus Therapy.
For all fungal nail infections prognosis is better if treated early rather than late.